Now that Microsoft Windows Server 2012 has been officially named, it is time to start homing in on what's new and what matters. One of the features sure to get plenty of early attention is Shared Nothing Live Migration. A common observation and rising challenge IT pros share with me is the sheer cost and volume of storage that server virtualization is creating. Couple that with the fact that the majority of their implementations are focused on cost reduction and resource containment and it makes for some serious head scratching. Virtualization leaders are less likely to be facing this challenge, but they also make up the smallest portion of the market. So here comes Microsoft with Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V 3.0 arming IT pros with an alternative to investing in networked storage, still have live migration and remain focused on the number one benefit of virtualization - cost reduction and resource consolidation. Here's what it looks like:
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